Is Crystal Maze returning to screens... with a very special celebrity host?

The Crystal Maze is reportedly set to make a spectacular comeback after 21 years off air. The Channel 4 series will be revived for a celebrity special in aid of Stand Up to Cancer in October, but if the ratings are a success, the show could return for a full series.

David Tennant, who is best known for starring in Broadchurch and Doctor Who, is rumoured to be hosting although the 45-year-old Scotsman has not addressed the speculation.



David Tennant is rumoured to be presenting

A TV source told The Sun: "Even two decades after it last aired, there are very few shows that have been as magical and action-packed as The Crystal Maze. It is still remembered extremely fondly today.

"Channel 4 is hoping to tap into that nostalgia and believe viewers will jump at the chance to finally take on the show's adventurous challenges themselves."


Richard O'Brien first hosted the series more than 20 years ago

At its height, Crystal Maze was the most-watched show on the channel and regularly pulled in between four and six million viewers. It first aired in 1990 for five years, presented by Richard O'Brien and then Ed Tudor-Pole.

The problem-solving show saw contestants take part in challenges in order to win time crystals. Each crystal gave the team five seconds inside the Crystal Dome, the centrepiece and final challenge of the maze.

Almost 20 years since the last episode aired, Crystal Maze has returned as a "live immersive experience" in London.

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